There’s a homeless guy that hangs around my coffee shop & if you just took a quick look at him, you’d think that he’s insane. He looks kind of gruff, unshaven, sometimes not so clean & generally unkempt. As I get to know him, he’s less and less scary to me – in fact, I think he’s quite gentle and polite. Some people probably think that he needs to be committed somewhere.
Perhaps committment is the solution to much of the insanity in which we live. Think about it:
- a committed relationship with Jesus infuses our daily living, helping us to forgive, make right choices, think right thoughts, become more mature & effective and Jesus helps us love better & more everyday.
- being committed to our job or school helps us to get a consistent paycheck or grades that are necessary ingredients for daily living & future success
- being committed is another way of being planted: no roots = no fruit 🙂